JULY 4 – 8, 2016

We are pleased to announce that in addition to being free for all to participate in online via Liberty.me, this year’s CYCLE will be held live in Trakai Lithuania, July 4-9, 2016. The live sessions will be broadcast live via  Liberty.me LIVE. Everyone  is welcome to participate. But you must be a member in Liberty.me in order to participate. The good news is that membership is free so please don’t hesitate to JOIN NOW.

Broadcast times are shown in local time (Vilnius) and in EDT, in parentheses.  If you can’t make a live broadcast, no worries, all broadcasts are recorded and made available for later viewing at Liberty.me LIVE.

Monday, July 4

15:30 (8:30 am EDT) — Lobo Tiggre — “Hard” is Not “Impossible” And “Easy” is Rarely “Valuable”
17:00 (10:00 am EDT) — Wolf von Laer — Emotional Intelligence
18:30 (11:30 am EDT) — Ken Schoolland — Immigration
20:00 (1:00 pm EDT) — Mary Ruwart — Why Liberty—Not Government—Is the Friend of the Disadvantaged

Tuesday, July 5

10:00 (3:00 am EDT) — Lobo Tiggre — Shift Happens (Business 101)
11:30 (4:30 am EDT) — Eddy Balcikonis — Start Your Startup at CYCLE 16
13:00 (6:00 am EDT) — Skinner Layne — In a Creative Economy, the Key Word Is, Adapt
15:30 (8:30 am EDT) — Zilvinas Silenas — Income Equality
17:00 (10:00 am EDT) — Raminta Girdvaine — Interactive Session, A Confidence Building Game
18:30 (11:30 am EDT) — Marc Victor — Freedom and the Law
20:00 (10:00 am EDT) — Jeffrey Tucker — Career Management, the Untaught Skill

Wednesday, July 6

10:00 (3:00 am EDT) — Lobo Tiggre — I was Born an Ugly Duckling (Life 101)
11:30 (4:30 am EDT) — Ven. Robina Courtin — Living Radically – The Open Heart
13:00 (6:00 am EDT) — Oleksandra Kudrytska — Freedom and Entrepreneurship in a War Zone: Lessons from Ukraine
15:30 (8:30 am EDT) — Tom Palmer — Self-Control or State Control
17:00 (10:00 am EDT) — Nick Giambruno — Making the Most of Your Personal Freedom and Financial Opportunity Around the World
18:30 (11:30 am EDT) — Rick Rule — Improve the World by Getting Rich!
20:00 (1:00 pm) — Lobo Tiggre — Money 101 

Thursday, July 7

10:00 (3:00 am EDT) — Yagub Rahimov — Your Background Does Not Determine Your Future
11:30 (4:30 am EDT) — Eddy Balcikonis — Start Your Startup Workshop
13:00 (6:00 am EDT) — Yaël Ossowski — How to Keep the Media Accountable and Free
15:30 (8:30 am EDT) — Laurynas Vegys — Globetrotting 101
17:00 (10:00 11am EDT) — Lobo Tiggre — Personal Effectiveness 101
20:00 (1:00 pm EDT) — Lobo Tiggre — Business Plans 101

We’ll be staying at a lake-side resort called Aerodream.  There is still room. The cost per person should be approximately $40 per person, per day. That includes food and a bed, but not transportation. There is no tuition cost; our teachers teach for the joy of it. BYOB. If you can get yourself there, we’ll take care of you while you’re there. We’ve missed a couple years of doing this in realspace, so we’re really looking forward to it. CYCLE 16 will be as much a reunion celebration as an educational event. We hope you can make it! Write to us if you have questions. You can email Lobo at [email protected].


Lobo Tiggre: Lobo Tiggre is a founder and lead instigator of CYCLE. Lobo is an entrepreneur, investor, speculator, author, analyst, due diligence expert, poet in training, anarchist, atheist, scientist, economist, skeptic, and asker of unpopular questions. He is known as Papa Lobo to thousands of students around the world.

Rick Rule: Multi-millionaire entrepreneur and investor. Rick is one of the sharpest businessmen we know, having created or invested in hundreds, if not thousands of new ventures, amassing huge fortunes along the way—twice.

Ven. Robina Courtin: Robina is a Tibetan Buddhist nun of 35 years and a touring teacher of Buddhism. She has served as editorial director of Wisdom Publications, editor of Mandala Magazine and as executive director of Liberation Prison Project. Her life and work with prisoners have been featured in the documentary films Chasing Buddha and Key to Freedom.  Robina will be talking about living free of attachments that might be holding you back.

Yaël Ossowski: Yaël is a journalist and informational entrepreneur based in Vienna, Austria. He is also Senior Programs Director for Students For Liberty, the world’s largest pro-liberty student organization. He was previously Florida Bureau Chief for Watchdog.org, chief Spanish translator, and national investigative reporter from 2012-2015. Yaël will be talking about keeping the media accountable and free.

Skinner Layne: Founder of Exosphere, Skinner has founded both successful and failed start-ups. He’s raised more than $10 million in early-stage financing. He’s acted as a private equity advisor to multiple energy projects in excess of $100 million, has been an Enterprise Web 2.0 consultant to NASDAQ companies and was, at the age of 23, the youngest person to sit on the board of directors of a Sarbanes Oxley-compliant publicly traded company in the United States. Skinner is a former speechwriter and senior strategist to U.S. Senator John Boozman.

Yagub Rahimov: A 2009 CYCLE Alumnus, Yagub Rahimov is a trader, trainer and inventor of True Fibonacci Waves technical analysis theory.  Yakub entered the world of Forex in 2005 as an ordinary trader, and managed to make a 7-digit profit in 2007. Since then, he’s embraced training other trainers as a second calling. He is the author of the upcoming, “Forex NOT For Dummies”, a trader’s journey book. He is  the CSO at 7MARKETZ. and Education Captain at AtoZforex.com.

Laurynas Vegys: Laurynas is a CYCLE alumnus who took Doug Casey’s suggestions to travel the world in order to “go where you are different and interesting, and therefore have a competitive advantage.” He travelled to Argentina, taught himself Spanish, and has been spending time in other Latin American countries while teaching himself to be an investment analyst.

Wolf von Laer: Wolf is a German getting his PhD in economics, director for professional development for Students For Liberty, and a frequent speaker on economic and psychological topics. Wolf will speak on Emotional Intelligence.
Oleksandra Kudrytska: Sasha (Oleksandra) is a CYCLE alumnus and activist promoting liberty in her country, Ukraine. She will tell us what conditions are like in Ukraine since the recent war, and how they have affected both liberty and entrepreneurship.
Zilvinas Silenas: Zilvinas is President of the Lithuania Free Market Institute. He consults regularly on policy issues related to energy, transport and competition. As a member of  the “Sunset” and “Sunrise” working groups, he’s helped bring reform improving conditions for businesses by closing down government agencies, cutting red tape.

Edmundas “Eddy” Balcikonis: Founder and CEO of TrackDuck.com, Eddie is a prime example of a former CYCLE student who took what we could teach him and ran with it. Eddy  will be conducting a startup workshop that you won’t want to miss if you’re planning your own startup. More on Eddy is here.

Nick Giambruno: As editor of InternationalMan.com, Nick knows a few things about living free in our increasingly unfree world. But Nick is not just a man of ideas, he’s also an investor who knows how to put ideas into profitable action. Nick will be speaking about financial opportunity around the world and about making the most of your personal freedom.
Marc Victor: Marc is a hardcore freedom advocate and a criminal defense attorney  If you ever have to defend yourself from government thugs, you want someone like Marc on your side. Sadly, his practice is largely limited to Arizona, USA, but his ideas are not limited to any one place.

Dr. Mary Ruwart: Author of Healing Our World, Mary is a hard-core, yet compassionate defender of liberty. Her friends know her as a gentle soul — with uncompromising principles. She excels at bridging gaps and creating consensus. She’s also a gifted speaker known for careful researched, powerful logic, and deep passion. More on Mary here.

Ken Schoolland: Ken is a writer, economist and political commentator. He is also president of the International Society for Individual Liberty.

Jeffrey Tucker: CEO of Liberty.me, previously editor of Mises.org, adjunct scholar of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and faculty member of Acton University. Tucker is a passionate intellectual with ideas well worth considering.

Tom Palmer: Tom is Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, director of Cato University, Vice President for International Programs at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation and VP of the Atlas Network. Tom is one smart guy, and an inspiring speaker.


We’re looking forward to sharing some great sessions, and hope you’ll join us, as well as tell anyone you know who might be interested. If you’re not sure how this content might be of use to you, please click on the “Last CYCLE” tab above, and watch some of least year’s speakers. That’s the best way to get a feel for what we’re all about. When you’re ready, register here.